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Easy Sweet Potato Fritters! Paleo- Whole 30

Only five ingredients and two are salt and pepper!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy side dish recipe, Paleo recipes, Whole30 recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Spiker


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and grated (approx 4-5 cups)
  • 2 Tablespoons chives chopped
  • 2 large eggs whisked
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • A few turns freshly ground pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or ghee


  1. You can cook these in batches or use two pans. If cooking in batches you will need to carefully wipe pan clean with paper towel and add more olive oil in between batches
  2. Line a colander with two layers of paper towels and set in sink
  3. Peel potatoes, use a food processor or box grater to grate
  4. Sprinkle sweet potatoes with sea salt and toss, pour into colander and allow to sit for 10 minutes
  5. while potatoes sit, whisk eggs and chop chives
  6. Use paper towels to squeeze out and excess moisture from potatoes and place in a large bowl
  7. Add whisked eggs, chives and pepper mixing until well combined
  8. Place a pan on medium/high heat for two minutes
  9. When pan is very hot add oil or ghee, allow oil to get hot but not smoking
  10. Add sweet potatoes to pan by the large spoonful (2-3 tablespoons)  and use the back of the spoon to spread grated potatoes into a circle (try to keep fritters about a 1/4 inch thick, if they are too thin they will fall apart)
  11. Cook 4 minutes or so until the first side is browned, pressing with a spatula here and there, then gently turn fritters over to cook second side, turning down heat if necessary
  12. If cooking in batches, try to remove any bits of potatoes that broke off and add more oil to pan before adding second batch
  13. When potatoes are done, serve alone, with ketchup or with my homemade ranch dressing!